Hoogeveen Travel Guide

  • Beautiful lane to enter towards the farm.
    Beautiful lane to enter towards the...
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  • The monument near the farm.
    The monument near the farm.
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  • A nice sluice near the farm.
    A nice sluice near the farm.
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Hoogeveen Things to Do

  • Steenberger Park – Park Opera Hoogeveen.

    While planting and land form in much of the park appear natural, it is in fact almost entirely landscaped. The park contains several natural-looking lakes and ponds that have been created artificially. The Steenberger Park is definitely not Hoogeveen’s most visited landmarks and that truly is such a shame. I love and have always loved Steenberger...

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  • Steenberger Park – The so called “Bult”.

    The Steenberger Park is park is a huge area of open space and is provided for recreational use. It is completely owned and maintained by the local government. Maybe you need some fantasy, but this park resembles a savannah or even open woodlands, both the types of landscape that people find most relaxing. The grass is typically kept short to...

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  • Steenberger Park – Beautiful park...

    At some point of being a VT member it amazed me that I never took time to write a tip about this beautiful park called the Steenberger Park in my hometown Hoogeveen. Whenever I walk down the beautiful lanes I always say to myself “I must write tip about this park.” And finally today (as you can read) I took time to actually do it!Around the world...

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  • Pulledag

    During the Summer on the Thursdays of the month of August in the center the so-called "Puledag" is held. It's a combination of fleamarket, street market and supporting activities, some aimed to entertain chidren.

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  • Corn mill De Zwaluw - What it means to...

    Once you're on the scaffolding you're more than 10 meters high. We learned that whenever the 4 sails make one revolution, the stones that crush the corn make six revolutions. The stones are 1500 kg and have a diameter of 1,40 meter. These days the sacks of corn are delivered by a bus and they are transported all the way to the upper garret by a...

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  • Het Kruis - Huis met de Duivengaten

    The history of the city of Hoogeveen starts in 1535. In that particular year Reinold van Burmania and his wife bought the so called Meppense Venen. In 1625 Roelof van Echten switch an area as large as 2000 morgen (a "morgen" is an old measurement system and is almost as large as 1 hectare) for building some infrastructure in the area. In 1631 the...

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Hoogeveen Hotels

  • Hotel Hoogeveen

    We never stayed overnight at the Tulip Inn Hoogeveen, but have been inside for a lunch or specially...

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Hoogeveen Restaurants

  • There are better sandwich...

    Some people consider the Subway their favorite chain by far. You are able to eat at Subways from the Florida Keys to Reykjavik! It's Subway. But hey? My opinion is that you have to consider that it a franchise and therefore all the Subways should be the same. For this one in Hoogeveen it is no different. I've eaten there a few time times, together...

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  • Dining industrial style.

    Right at the former post office (dutch word is postkantoor) this very nice grand café has opened its doors. I still am able to remember the fact that I used to buy my stamps right in this building. A very cool thing is that the owner kept the enormous space that was available intact. The interior is in a beautiful industrial style, a concept based...

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  • Tasteful Oriental food

    Kota Radja is a small restaurant serving great Chinese and Indonesian food.Take away service available.Open daily.

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Hoogeveen Nightlife

  • Also a must visit

    De Tamboer is a new (1997) and modern multi-faceted cultural centre for the stage, concerts, cabaret, exhibitions, creative courses and meetings & congresses. The architect of the project is the famous "theatre architect" Onno Greiner. Greiner was the architect of the "old" Tamboer back in 1967. The Hoogeveen theatre was his first theatre design....

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  • Theatre experience!

    The word theatre derives from the Ancient Greek theatron, meaning "the seeing place". The earliest recorded theatrical event dates back to 2000 BC with the passion plays of Ancient Egypt. This story of the god Osiris was performed annually at festivals throughout the civilization, marking the known beginning of a long relationship between theatre...

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  • The most popular spot of Hoogeveen.

    It's maybe confusing, but Grandcafé The Pub might be a café by name, but not by nature since you're not going to get coffees and croissants at night in this this popular dance club. In Hoogeveen it's the top club and place to be. Grandcafé The Pub is the symbol of the city's celebrated going out scene and a favourite hang-out for everybody freaks...

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Hoogeveen Transportation

  • Rent a bike!

    Do rent a bike! It's very common in The Netherlands and therefore also in Hoogeveen. It's a great way to drive around and will keep you very fit of course. Besides that, it's a very cheap way to see the surroundings. Address: RijwielshopStationsplein 37901 AA HOOGEVEEN Open at: mo - fr: 6:30 - 22:30usa: 8:00 - 22:30usu: 9:30 - 22:30u

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  • A28 - Also important for the entire...

    Not only is the A28 the most important highway to get to Hoogeveen, but it's also one of the main roads to get around in the area.Via the A28 there is a direct road to the A37, which will take you to the city of Emmen en even Germany. The exit ot the N48 is there for the city of Ommen.Finally there are several extits which will bring you to the...

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  • A28 - The main road to Hoogeveen

    The A28 is a very important highway in The Netherlands. It goes all the way from the North (Julianaplein - city of Groningen) to the middle (Waterlinie - city of Utrecht) of our country. It's a bout 200 km long.Getting to Hoogeveen isn't a difficult task. Just get on the A28 and you'll get the exit to the city.To enter the city of Hoogeveen, you're...

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Hoogeveen Shopping

  • Honest trade for a honest price!

    Each Wereldwinkel (World Shop) gift tells its own tale. The tale of people that work with silver, ceramists, coffee farmers and piling up braiders. People who, such as everyone, have a right to a house, food, education and medical care. By the honest trade with the Wereldwinkel they deserve a regular income and they get support at developing their...

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  • All under one roof.

    The Tamboer Passage is the main shopping mall in the centre of Hoogeveen. It’s not such a large shopping mall, but it contains some convenient stores and has interconnecting walkways enabling visitors to easily walk from store to store. There is a large parking space just outside the shopping mall and you’re allowed to parc your car for a maximum...

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  • Cheese it is!

    You can buy your piece of farmer cheese at several places. It's probably the best to get it from the farm self. But a very good alternative is to buy it in the "delicatessenwinkel" (specialty shop) which gets it directly from the farmer. Jan does buy it this way and has a smaal production made by himself. He will help you in Het Kaas & Wijnhuis and...

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Hoogeveen Local Customs

  • Hoogeveensche Courant

    Ever since 1857 (!) this newspaper has been published. It has always been done by the same producer, C. Pet.At Wednesday it will be delivered for free to the entire area of Hoogeveen, which means that is has a circulation of 51.000 newspapers. Whenever you have a subscription you'll receive the newspaper also at Monday and Friday. At this time this...

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  • The "Pullendagen"

    On summer Thursdays in the months of July and August, tens of thousands of people come from far and wide to the centre of Hoogeveen, which on those days is turned into one enormous pavement cafe, with cheerful fetes and fairground attractions, music and street theatre.Everybody is allowed to sell whatever they want on the street in the city centre,...

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Hoogeveen Warnings and Dangers

  • Do drink enough!!!

    For years, we have all been told of the importance of water. The general guideline has been to drink 2 litre of water each day. For a person who is not living an active lifestyle this may be enough, but if you are physically active, you need more water than that. That is especially true if you are hiking in the Hoogeveen area due to the fact the...

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  • Reading a map

    Men Are from Mars, Women Are from Venus, the catchy title of the 1992 bestseller by John Gray, succinctly expresses an ancient dilemma. What--if anything--do men's and women's brains do differently?The general statement that men and women respond and behave differently under the same circumstances is true; For example, from the crib, male babies...

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  • Parked cars!

    For us this is a very weird situation... Imagine this:The main road toward the hospital Bethesda has 2 lanes and you're only allowed to park your car at 1 lane during the visiting hours of the hospital. This is only appropiate whenever the regular parking spots at the hospital are all taken. This means that at 1 moment there won't be any cars and...

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Hoogeveen What to Pack

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    Luggage and bags: * Map and guidebook;
    * Crackers;
    * 1 Liter of water;
    * Fruit / power bars.

    Clothing/Shoes/Weather Gear: * Hiking boots;
    * 1 extra t-shirt;
    * Shorts with many pockets;
    * Sunglasses;
    * Fleece type jacket;
    * Hat / cap;
    * Raincoat.

    Toiletries and Medical Supplies: * Lip balm;
    * (Neck) sunblock;
    * Band-aids.

    Photo Equipment: * Camera and lots of films!
    * Filter;
    * Extra batteries;
    * Lens 210 mm.

    Camping/Beach/Outdoor Gear: Not needed!

    Miscellaneous: * Binocular;
    * Compass.

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    • Hiking and Walking

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Hoogeveen Off The Beaten Path

  • Family Flokstra Farm - Small monument.

    This particular part of the Flokstra family intrigues me as they hided 13 Jews in their house, but at the same time they did not respect these Jews. Cornelis Flokstra gave the Jews shelter, food and drinks, but also he also tried to convert the Jews by reading to them from the New Testament on a daily basis. This, of course, much to the irritation...

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  • Family Flokstra Farm - Hiding the Jews.

    During World War II the Flokstra family lived on a rented farm of 24 hectares just outside Hoogeveen. They were indeed heroes as they were hiding 13 Jews for the Germans. This happened between August 1975 until the liberation in April 1945. The shelter was made under a huge bale of hay way back in the barn. The total space for the Jews was 4x3x2...

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  • Family Flokstra Farm - The early...

    The first report of Jews residing in Hoogeveen dates to the end of the seventeenth century. Continuous settlement of Jews in the village of Hoogeveen began early in the eighteenth century. An organized Jewish community was founded at Hoogeveen in 1755 and a beautiful synagogue was built in 1799. Between the First and Second World Wars several Jews...

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Hoogeveen Sports & Outdoors

  • Winning the tournament

    The players are going to play with pieces of glass since Hoogeveen has a famous glass museum and October is in Hoogeveen the month of glass. The chess pieces are made by the glass artist Cees van Olst who especially for this event created an official Staunton no. 5 model out off glass.The winner of the tournament will recieve these pieces as a part...

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  • Essent Chess Tournament

    Since 1997 there is a special chess tournament in the Netherlands. Every year in the holidayweek of October the Essent Chess Tournament will be played in the city of Hoogeveen. The 10th Essent Chess Tournament will take place from 20 to 28 october, 2006. World Champion GM Veselin Topalov (BUL) is to play in a Crown group. Beside Topalov V. the...

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  • Ice skating - Skating rink in the city...

    The city of Hoogeveen is since a few years home to a new ice-skating rink at the Kerkplein (Central Town Square) right at the city centre. It's designed to compliment activities and events scheduled at the square throughout the winter holiday period (always 2 weeks around the Christmas holidays). Ice-skating in the square offers residents and...

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Hoogeveen Favorites

  • Glasgedichten (Glass Poems)

    Around the center of Hoogeveen small poems on glass are being displayed at a number of shopping windows.

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  • Public Toilet

    At the van Echtensplein a modern self-cleaning toilet is placed.All you need is a coin to open it.

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  • The Beehive

    The beehive is a symbol for Hoogeveen. It's clearly visible at the start of the Cascade stream running in the Hoofdstraat.More beehive info.

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Explore Deeper into Hoogeveen
Great "Eetcafé".
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Great atmosphere!
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A household name across Hoogeveen.
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Excellent French kitchen!
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Cornmill De Zwaluw - Very interesting history.
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Corn mill De Zwaluw - A so called Stellingmolen.
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At the Grote Kerkstraat
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The Hoogveen Snackbar
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Loempia's
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Town History
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Every 6 to 8 weeks a surprise
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Great spot to relax.
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Israelitish Cementery - The vicarage
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Israelitish Cementery - About 210 graves!
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Israelitish Cementery - 1731 or 1726?
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Unique for Hoogeveen
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Just a simple take out.
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Some more dancing, singing and fun!
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Het Kruis - Schippershuus
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Het Kruis - The oldest house of Hoogeveen!
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De Dolfijn - Enjoy the wet side of life.
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De Dolfijn - Teaching your kids to swim.
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De Dolfijn - Benefits of swimming.
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Ice skating - Make sure it's save!
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Ice skating - One of those traditions.
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Getting better every year!
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Walk of Veen
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Near the City Hall
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Hoogeveen
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Airport Hoogeveen - 'Plane spotting'!
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Airport Hoogeveen - A single grass runway.
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Airport Hoogeveen - Entertaining spectacle.
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Gereformeerde Kerk - Fascinating history.
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Gereformeerde Kerk - Natural centre of Hoogeveen.
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Grolsch -> Just like home sweet home! :)
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Schaapskooi - Young born lambs!
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Schaapskooi - "Drenths Heideschaap"
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Schaapskooi - Part of Dwingelderveld National Park
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Jewish Synagogue - A turbulent history.
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Jewish Synagogue - Place of religious worship.
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Map of Hoogeveen

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